Here is the first fishing report of 2017. Hope there will be many more.
Saturday January 14 I fished Eloika north of Spokane. 14 inches of ice. Sunny day and 5 deg when I left the truck. During the day it got so warm I had to take off the hat, gloves and open my coat. Put 9 perch on the ice. I threw 3 back as they were really small. I have not caught a sun fish since I was 12 many many years ago. I also caught more largemouth bass than ever in my entire life...4 total all released. Others around were having good success.
Used several different baits, maggots worked best, perch eye nothing, Gulp maggot nothing night crawler nothing.
Beautiful little lake I will be back.